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  • A Practical Guide to Studying History
    A Practical Guide to Studying History (English, Paperback) Tracey Loughran

    "An introduction to the fundamental skills and principles underpinning historical research and writing, and to the different contexts in which history is produced and consumed"--

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  • The Muqaddimah
    The Muqaddimah (English, Paperback) Ibn Khaldun

    The Muqaddimah, often translated as "Introduction" or "Prolegomenon," is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the great fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldûn (d. 1406), this monumental work established the foundations of several fields of knowledge, including the philosophy of history, sociology, ethnography, and economics. The first complete English...

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  • Voice and Vision
    Voice and Vision (English, Paperback) Stephen J. Pyne

    It has become commonplace these days to speak of 'unpacking' texts. This book is suitable for those who wish to understand the ways in which literary considerations can enhance nonfiction writing.

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  • A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History
    A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History (English, Paperback) Manuel de Landa

    More than a simple expository history, A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History sketches the outlines of a renewed materialist philosophy of history in the tradition of Fernand Braudel, Gilles Deleuze, and Felix Guattari, while also engaging the critical new understanding of material processes derived from the sciences of dynamics.

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  • Oral History Theory
    Oral History Theory (English, Paperback) Lynn Abrams

    Oral history is increasingly acknowledged as a key tool for anyone studying the history of the recent past, and Oral History Theory provides a comprehensive, systematic and accessible overview of this important field. Combining the study of theories drawn from disciplines ranging from linguistics to psychoanalysis with the observations of practitioners and including extensive examples of oral...

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  • The Pursuit of History
    The Pursuit of History (English, Paperback) John Tosh

    This classic introduction to the study of history invites the reader to stand back and consider some of its most fundamental questions - what is the point of studying history? How do we know about the past? Does an objective historical truth exist and can we ever access it?...

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  • The Historian's Toolbox
    The Historian's Toolbox (English, Paperback) Robert C. Williams

    Written in and engaging and entertaining style, this popular "how-to" guide introduces readers to the theory, craft, and methods of history and provides a series of "tools" to help them research and understand the past. This edition includes new chapters on the use of geographic information systems and forensics in historical research, and on the issue of information overload and reliability, as...

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  • Consuming History
    Consuming History (English, Paperback) Jerome de Groot

    Consuming History examines how history works in contemporary popular culture. Analysing a wide range of cultural entities from computer games to daytime television, it investigates the ways in which society consumes history and how a reading of this consumption can help us understand popular culture and issues of representation....

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  • World-Systems Analysis
    World-Systems Analysis (English, Paperback) Immanuel Wallerstein

    An introduction to world systems analysis by its creator.

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  • Thinking About History
    Thinking About History (English, Paperback) Sarah Maza

    Thinking about History is a general introduction to historical studies that explores what's special about history as a discipline. Sarah Maza revels in history's eclecticism and highlights the inherent tensions and regular controversies that shape it. With the classroom in mind, she organized her text around a series of big questions through which she discusses various themes, works, and schools of history. She asks, for example, whose history do we write, and how does writing about different people affect what stories get told, and how they are told? Her questions gather together topics for discussion but no definitive answers, and she enlivens her writing with plenty of concrete examples drawn from the work of historians in a wide variety of fields. Based on the premise that much of the excitement about history comes from the controversies, substantive and methodological, that it ignites, this book is designed as a contribution to the urgent task of keeping those arguments alive.

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  • The Landscape of History
    The Landscape of History (English, Paperback) John Lewis Gaddis

    What is history and why should we study it? Is there such a thing as historical truth? Is history a science? One of the most accomplished historians at work today, John Lewis Gaddis, answers these and other questions in this short, witty, and humane book.

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  • Remaking History
    Remaking History (English, Paperback) Jerome de Groot

    Remaking History considers the ways that historical fictions of all kinds enable a complex engagement with the past. Popular historical texts including films, television and novels, along with cultural phenomena such as superheroes and vampires, broker relationships to ?history', while also enabling audiences to understand the ways in which the past is written, structured and ordered....

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  • In Defence of History
    In Defence of History (Paperback) Richard J. Evans

    In this volume, English historian Richard Evans offers a defence of his craft. At a time of deep scepticism about our ability to learn anything from the past, even to recapture any serious sense of past cultures and ways of life, Evans shows us why history is possible and necessary.

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  • Research Methods for History
    Research Methods for History (English, Paperback) Lucy Faire

    Research Methods for History encourages those researching the past to think creatively about the wide range of methods currently in use, to understand how these methods are used and what historical insights they can provide.

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  • History and Material Culture
    History and Material Culture (English, Paperback) Karen Harvey

    Sources are the raw material of History, but whereas the written word has traditionally been seen as the principal source, historians now recognize the value of sources beyond text. In this new edition of History and Material Culture, contributors consider a range of objects ? from an eighteenth-century bed curtain to a twenty-first-century shopping trolley ? which can help historians develop new...

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  • The History Manifesto
    The History Manifesto (English, Paperback) Jo Guldi, David Armitage

    A call to arms to historians and everyone interested in history in contemporary society. This title is also available as Open Access.

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  • Along the Archival Grain
    Along the Archival Grain (English, Paperback) Ann Laura Stoler

    Offers a methodological and analytic opening to the affective registers of imperial governance and the political content of archival forms. This title identifies the social epistemologies that guided perception and practice, revealing the problematic racial ontologies of that confused epistemic space.

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  • Denying History
    Denying History (English, Paperback) Michael Shermer, Alex Grobman

    Takes a look at those who say the Holocaust never happened and explores the motivations behind such claims. This work shows how we can be certain that the Holocaust happened and, for that matter, how we can confirm any historical event.

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  • Using Non-Textual Sources
    Using Non-Textual Sources (English, Paperback) Catherine Armstrong

    "Using Non-Textual Sources provides history students with the theoretical background and skills to interpret non-textual sources. It introduces the full range of non-textual sources used by historians and offers practical guidance on how to interpret them and incorporate them into essays and dissertations. In addition to this, the book posits a theoretical framework that justifies the use of these...

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  • The Revolt of the Masses
    The Revolt of the Masses (English, Paperback) Jose Ortega y Gasset

    Social upheaval in early 20th-century Europe is the historical setting for this study by Spanish philosopher, Jose Ortega y Gasset. In print since 1932, Ortega's vision of Western culture is of society sinking to its lowest common denominator and drifting toward chaos.

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